Article 1.1.7. Operating positions - annex 1 machinery directive 2006/42/EC

The text in RED color is the amended or added text in comparison with the former 98/37/EC machinery directive.

1.1.7.  Operating positions

The operating position must be designed and constructed in such a way as to avoid any risk due to exhaust gases and/or lack of oxygen.

If the machinery is intended to be used in a hazardous environment presenting risks to the health and safety of the operator or if the machinery itself gives rise to a hazardous environment, adequate means must be provided to ensure that the operator has good working conditions and is protected against any foreseeable hazards.

Where appropriate, the operating position must be fitted with an adequate cabin designed, constructed and/or equipped to fulfil the above requirements. The exit must allow rapid evacuation. Moreover, when applicable, an emergency exit must be provided in a direction which is different from the usual exit.


This chapter (1.1.7) and the following (1.1.8) covered in the old Machinery Directive 98/37/EC, most mobile machines. Now, these requirements extend to all machines.


Original Comment:

Ce chapitre (1.1.7) ainsi que le suivant (1.1.8) couvraient dans l’ancienne directive machines 98/37/CE, en majorité les machines mobiles. Désormais, ces exigences s’étendent à toutes les machines.